if sell your preamp you can stretch o plinius 8100 or 8200 one of the integrated amps(8200 is with phono). they have a large margin working in class A and sound tubey and musical in midrange far more musical than DNA1.
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Vandersteen speakers sound pretty nice with McCormack amps in my set-up. Unless your room is really big or you play at very high levels, I would consider a DNA 0.5 Rev. B before a DNA 1.0 std or dlx. Then you could eventually move up to a 2nd 0.5 for vertical bi-amping. I liked the 0.5 better than the 1.0 with my Vandy 2cis
I agree with the above McCormack posts. I used a pair of .5's to biamp and had to go to a much more expensive amp to better them(Theta Dreadnaught 4-ch) Stick with the .5. I really feel it's a better sounding amp overall than the DNA 1. The standard or the deluxe are excellent. You don't really need the upgrade initially.
Thanks to all for the replies and suggestions. Unfortunately, opinions are like bellybuttons - everyone has one - and I suppose it's still a bit of a crapshoot. Noone mentioned the Aragon, though, so maybe I'll eliminate that one. Anyhow, I hope all of you have a really happy holiday, and I'm sure I'll come up with something soon.